The health and safety of our students and staff are always our top priority in the Campbell River School District. We continue to work closely with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and the Vancouver Island Health Authority to provide you with the latest information on COVID-19.
According to public health:
- Vaccination remains the best defense against COVID-19 and influenza.
- People are encouraged to practice health awareness, including regularly checking themselves and their children for symptoms of respiratory illness, and to stay home when sick.
- Everyone should be washing hands regularly and practicing respiratory etiquette.
- Masks should be worn if a person has mild symptoms of illness.
Health & Safety: COVID-19 Communicable Disease Plan
Using the guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control, staff work diligently to ensure safety protocols and measures are in place. Our district's COVID-19 communicable disease plan guides every aspect of school operations and detail what families, students and staff expect in schools and sites across the district.
The Vancouver Island Health Authority determines if, when and how to communicate information about increased communicable disease activity within a school to protect personal privacy. Under this direction, the school district will only communicate in the event that school(s) have to temporarily close because of a lack of staff to teach, supervise, or provide custodial or other supports for the health and safety of students.
Travel and Schooling
If you are thinking of travelling during the school year, particularly internationally, there are some federal restrictions that you should be aware of. It is the responsibility of staff, students and families to know, understand, and adhere to the federal and provincial guidelines and regulations before they decide to travel.
Should you decide to take your child on an international trip during the school year, please coordinate with your teacher and school beforehand to ensure that your child stays on top of schoolwork while they are away and for any federal quarantine requirements. There is not an option for virtual or hybrid learning.